Tanda: Cumbia/Truth Teller and Backbone
Date: Wednesday, 10/26/2022
Time: 6:30-8:30pm ct / 7:30-9:30 et / 4:30-6:30pm pt
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Cumbia/Truth Teller and Backbone | Esperanza Cortés
Cumbia is an amalgam of Colombia that was heavily influenced by the instruments of native tribes, such as the gaita flutes and the guacharacas, African drums and the European Accordion. The cumbia dance originated because when the music itself was born, enslaved Africans and Indigenous people had their legs shackled and very minimal movement was possible. Cumbia has been a unifying and truth telling instrument throughout Latin America. I am interested in unraveling the political and social power it has had in the making of the contemporary societies of Latin America, and exploring the impact it has had on each country and community. I am interested in unraveling the political and social power it has had in the making of the contemporary societies of Latin America, and exploring the impact it has had on each country and community.
I [Esperanza Cortés] am a Colombian born multidisciplinary artist based in NYC. My passion for the mosaic of the Americas, its folk art traditions, rituals, music, and dance, are at the core of my practice. My work is poetically and intricately crafted to encourage the viewer to reconsider social and historical narratives, and raises critical questions about the politics of erasure and exclusion. Cortés, a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and Joan Mitchell Foundation Sculptors & Painters Grant, has exhibited in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Residencies at McColl Center, MAD Museum, Joan Mitchell Center and Fountainhead have ignited her practice.
Join us in any of these Tanda sessions to share conversations, resources, and knowledge.
09/28 : Labor, Care, Rest and the Maternal Roots of the Gift Economy | Jessica Caldas
10/05 : Ecologies of Impairment: Farm labor and Disability | Cielo Saucedo
10/12 : Urban Palimpsest, Collaged Spatiality: Mapping the Mecca | Roland Knowlden
10/19 : Monastic Making: Public Grieving and Vernacular Art Environments | Gabriel Chalfin-Piney
10/26 : Cumbia/Truth Teller and Backbone | Esperanza Cortés
11/09 : Video Game Non-Architecture: Digital Spaces and Their Impact | Jalyn Haynes
No session on 11/02. Sessions are virtual, free and open to the public. Closed captioning available. Recordings of Tandas are not posted online.
Tanda is a cohort program that aids individuals with their research and practice through self-directed and collective learning. It is a program providing time and space to gather, share, think and exchange conversations, resources, and knowledge on participants’ chosen topics and practices.
Chuquimarca is an art library project tasked to gather and share resources related to contemporary art and art histories. They offer a seasonal research group program known as Tanda and a summer art writing program known as Muña. Chuquimarca is based in Chicago, IL.